Water Towers Chase 2m 1f

  • (4yo+, 2m 1f, 8 runners)
  • Winner €10,695 2nd €2,480 3rd €1,085 4th €620
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 24.30s
  • Off time: 19:06:15
Full result
Result 19:05 Ballinrobe
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Pires 2/1f
2nd 3 Tribes And Banner hd 7/2
3rd 9 Fantastic Gold ½ 40/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2-28413
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Far Away So Close (IRE) 37
  • T:P Nolan
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 2-28413
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12h
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 h P Nolan D N Russell 135 11/1
2 1F23-18
ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, white sleeves, striped cap Laganbank (IRE) 27
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 1F23-18
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 140 3/1
3 4-11351
ROYAL BLUE, yellow panel, striped sleeves & cap Tribes And Banner (IRE) 40
  • T:C F Swan
  • J:J L Cullen
  • Form: 4-11351
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 C F Swan J L Cullen 145 7/2
5 113/52F-
LIGHT GREEN, large purple spots, light green cap, purple spots False Economy (IRE) 6
  • T:M Hourigan
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 113/52F-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 M Hourigan D J Condon 139 5/1
6 1-0822D
Red, dark blue hoop, dark blue sleeves, yellow armlet, yellow cap Norther Bay (FR) 17
  • T:E Griffin
  • J:E J O'Connell
  • Form: 1-0822D
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-2h
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
10 156 11-2 h E Griffin E J O'Connell 130 13/2
7 1330-25
DARK GREEN, red hollow box, red sleeves, dark green cap Pires 23
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 1330-25
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
9 156 11-2 A J Martin P Townend 136 2/1f
8 141230
WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Usa (IRE) 29
  • T:S J Mahon
  • J:R T Dunne
  • Form: 141230
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 S J Mahon R T Dunne (3) 33/1
9 88F0-45
Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Fantastic Gold 15
  • T:M Cullinane
  • J:C D Maxwell
  • Form: 88F0-45
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-9pt
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
7 149 10-9 pt M Cullinane C D Maxwell (3) 111 40/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 P1641-5
Beau Michael 24
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • Distance Winner
  • T:A McGuinness
  • J:D E Splaine
  • Form: P1641-5
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2pt
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
9 112 pt A McGuinness D E Splaine 130 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Osana (FR)
  • T:E J O'Grady
  • J:M P Walsh
10 11-2 E J O'Grady M P Walsh 11/8
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In depth

Verdict

An excellent turnout for the money. After beating tonight's rival Norther Bay at Wexford, Far Away So Close couldn't cope with Laganbank at Tipperary and looks held by Willie Mullins' charge, who didn't run badly in the Galway Plate subsequently. Tribes And Banner also beat Far Away So Close at Punchestown in May and scored over hurdles at Killarney last month so he should go close. It's almost two years since Beau Michael ran over fences but he's been winning on the Flat and over timber so shouldn't be dismissed though it's about time PIRES was winning again. Tony Martin's charge is extremely versatile and has won three times over fences - his best effort came when third in a very tough handicap at Punchestown in February. The promising False Economy ran well behind Ted Veale on the Flat last week and that should have put him straight.

Formwatch

Beau Michael 7-2 (11-6) Chased leaders in 3rd, pushed along before 4 out, moderate 5th and no extra 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, well behind Rocky Wednesday (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m hdl sft in Apr.

Pires 7-2fav (11-10) Held up in rear, moderate 8th and effort 2 out, ridden in 6th entering straight, no impression, 5th of 10, 16l behind Ballyfinboy (9-13) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs sft.

Tribes And Banner (IRE) 13-2 (10-10) Tracked leaders, a bit slow 4 out, travelled well to get on terms next, soon led, stayed on well run-in, won at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl gf in Jul beating Anoosou (9-12) by 2l, 8 ran.

Fantastic Gold 12-1 (10-9) Chased clear leader in 2nd, closer 4 out, driven along and dropped to 5th before 2 out, no extra, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Diplomat (10-10) at Sligo 2m nh nov hdl gd in Jul.

Laganbank (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Mid-division, some headway approaching 2 out where slight mistake in 9th, no impression run-in and kept on one pace, 8th of 22, 23l behind Carlingford Lough (10-7) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs sft in Jul.

Usa (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Waited with, closer order from after 5 out, moderate 8th before 2 out, soon no extra, eased run-in, tailed off, 17th of 20, well behind Aladdins Cave (10-13) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd in Jul.

False Economy (IRE) 10-3 (11-1) Held up, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th and no impression entering straight, left 3rd 2 out, no impression and fell last, in a race won by Down In Neworleans (11-8) at Limerick 2m 3f chs Grd 3 (1) sft in Oct, 7 ran.

Norther Bay (FR) 12-1 (11-10) Soon led, ridden and headed after 2 out, no extra in 3rd before last, kept on one pace, drifted right on to rail run-in (finished 3rd but demoted to 4th), in a race won by Double Seven (11-6) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs gd, 11 ran.

Far Away So Close (IRE) Evensfav (11-12) Chased leader in 2nd, close up and pressed from halfway, disputed 4 out, ridden in 2nd before 2 out, 3rd and mistake 2 out, soon no extra and kept on one pace, 3rd of 4, 15l behind Laganbank (11-10) at Tipperary 2m 1f chs gf in Jul.